Material Journeys

Material Journeys

Material Journeys

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Exhibition of local private collections of traditional textiles. Honouring textile traditions from different cultures and expressing the evolution and diversity of global textiles

The exhibition has come out of a local conversation about some of the extraordinarily beautiful fabrics collected from far and wide over many decades. They are now either so loved that they are almost worn out or so precious and valued that they are carefully stored away rarely to see the light of day. Also recognized are the sacrifices and poverty of the many women who have produced these beautiful fabrics and all funds raised will go to support women’s healing and well being projects – one in Nepal, one in Bali and one in Yamba.

MATERIAL JOURNEYS will provide an opportunity to “air and share” more than a hundred selected pieces. It explores the journey of making the fabric, the journey of the fabric from its source to Yamba and the journey of the audience through the exhibition as many of the exhibited pieces will be hung from bamboo poles allowing viewers a tactile as well as visual experience. During the exhibition contemporary dance maker, Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal, will perform ‘Materiality of Impermanence’ – an intimate series of poetic dances translating dynamic pattern, pigment and fibre stories to life in the tactile qualities of distinct materials displayed.

MATERIAL JOURNEYS Official Opening Friday 26 August from 6pm
Performance times

Friday 26 August: approximately 6.30pm, and 7.30pm

Saturday 27 August: approximately 2.30pm, and 3.30pm

Sunday 28 August: approximately 2.30pm, and 3.30pm

The exhibition display will continue for the rest of the week.

Entry is by paper note donation and will include “lucky door prizes” of hand made fabric. All funds raised will go towards women’s healing work and well being projects.


Women’s Collective in the remote village of Thapathali, village district of Nepaledanda, region of Bhojpur, Eastern Nepal.


Bukit Women Weavers collective in Sawangan Village in South-eastern Bali.


Clarence Valley Women Incorporated well being project for disadvantaged women to be held in Yamba early next year.

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Yamba Museum
River Street, Yamba
PO Box 100 Yamba NSW 2464
02 6646 1399

Opening Hours

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis
The museum opening hours for 2021 are:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday
10am - 4.30pm
Saturday and Sunday
2pm - 4.30pm

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